Pearl Jam, Everclear, and No Doubt Almost everyone has a favorite band. People buy CD's and tapes to not only listen to the music that they like, but to support that band. There are many, many different types of music, and usually a certain band will fit into a specific type of music. I listen mostly to alternative / grunge music. And by coincidence the three bands I'm going to talk about are all from the west coast. I am going to talk a little bit about three of my favorite bands in that category: Pearl Jam, Everclear, and No Doubt.

Pearl Jam is a band from Seattle. They were one of the first alternative bands to ever become popular from this area. The lead singer of Pearl Jam is Eddie Vedder, he does the lead vocals and plays the guitar. The rest of the band includes, Jeff Ament, (bass) Stone Gossard, (guitar and vocals) Jack Irons, (drums) and Mike McCready, (guitar).

A couple of the songs that Pearl Jam does are Jeremy, Daughter, Smile, Spin the Black Circle and Tremor Christ. Pearl Jam has a knack for writing catchy lyrics that become very popular. Everclear is a band from Portland. They are not as popular as Pearl Jam, but they do have a large following of fans. The three band members of Everclear are Art Alexis, (lead vocals, and guitar) Greg Eklund, (drums and vocals) and Craig Montoya, (bass, and vocals). Their album together is Sparkle and Fade, and it is one of the best albums I've ever heard.

Among the may popular songs are Heroin Girl, Sparkle and Fade, and Santa Monica. All of the lyrics are good, but there is a lot of profanity on this album. No Doubt is the last band, but is not the least. No Doubt has had a number one album, Tragic Kingdom, and it is VERY popular.

This band is out of California. The band members are: Gwen Stefani, (lead vocals) Tom Dumont, (guitar) Tony Kanal, (bass) Adrian Young, (drums and percussion) and Eric Stefani (piano and keyboards) Gwen, the lead singer is the only female in this band, and hers is the only voice you hear in all of the songs. Some of their songs includes, Just a Girl, Spider Webs, and Excuse Me Mister. All are popular and make an awesome album with all of the songs on it.

These bands all are popular here in the Northwest and all have popular albums out. People have shown their support of these bands by buying their albums and requesting their favorite songs on the radio. Pearl Jam, Everclear, and No Doubt are among my very favorite bands, and I own all of their albums.